Comprehensive Description


“Genus Ocheyoherpia Salvini-Plawen, 1978



Ocheyoherpia Salvini-Plawen, 1978. Zoologica, 44 (128): 101.


TYPE SPECIES: Ocheyoherpia lituifera Salvini-Plawen, 1978.



Cuticle moderately thick, without epidermal papillae; sclerites acicular and hook-shaped in one layer. Mouth opening (in part well separated from atrium but) within common atrio-buccal opening. Midgut with constrictions. Secondary genital opening unpaired. With copulatory stylets with gland. Without respiratory organs. Without dorsoterminal sense organ.”



(García-Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen, 2007: 101)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)


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